Tag Archives: Health

Qld Health warns about measles danger

Queenslanders have been warned about the dangers of measles and overseas travel after more than half of the 12 cases already diagnosed this year were linked to overseas trips. Health officials say people born after 1965 – especially those planning overseas travel – should have two doses of the measles vaccine to ensure they’re fully… Read More »

Americans Skip Meds and Borrow Billions to Pay for Basic Health Care

Last year, Americans borrowed a whopping $ 88 billion to pay for their health care, according to a nationally representative survey. What’s more, 45 percent of respondents said they feared that a major health care crisis would lead to bankruptcy, and nearly 25 percent of respondents reported skipping medical treatments in order to cut costs.… Read More »

Viewpoints: Excuses On VA Nursing Home Problems Don’t Add Up; Bizarre Claims And Deregulation Are Bad For Americans’ Health

Opinion writers focus on these health topics and others. The Hill: Patients In VA Nursing Homes Are Suffering — Wilkie Needs To Take Responsibility According to Richard Mollot, the executive director of the Long Term Community Care Coalition, bedsores, a condition that results from being in the same position for too long, are “almost always… Read More »